There are some circumstances where judges will bifurcate issues (divide the issues), but this is not very common because there are many legal pitfalls that could arise.
You should contact our South Carolina office for further clarification of these potential pitfalls.
*Parties may be able to obtain a divorce 90 days after the date of filing if ALL issues in the case have been resolved on a final basis.
It is always important to note that attorneys do not have control over the court docket scheduling.
More importantly, if you are a candidate for spousal support/alimony, even the perception that you are “dating” or having sexual relations while you are still married could bar you from receiving spousal support/alimony. If you meet one of the South Carolina statutory grounds for divorce, then you can proceed whether your spouse is happy about it or not.
For further information, please schedule an initial consultation with our South Carolina office to discuss the importance of filing an action as soon as possible.However, if after many attempts fail to locate your spouse, this does not necessarily mean your case cannot move forward.After the final divorce decree is signed by the judge.However, there are several other factors that contribute to the how long your case will be ongoing that you should address when you schedule an initial consultation with our South Carolina office. In general, if several meaningful attempts have been made to properly serve your spouse (for example, service at their last known address, job, etc.) have failed, then the process server may submit an affidavit of due diligence.
At that point, service by publication can be run in the local newspaper for 30 days.
The cost of your divorce is determined on a case by case basis.